|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Assessment of Gas-Slag-Metal Interaction during a Converter Steelmaking Process
||Lingling Cao, Yannan Wang, Qing Liu, Lefei Sun, Sangsang Liao, Weida Guo, Keshe Ren, Bart Blanpain, Muxing Guo
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The interaction between a supersonic oxygen jet and liquid metal is a dominant factor affecting transport phenomena during the converter process. A systematic description of the interaction is of significant importance for a quantitative understanding of the transport phenomena. In this paper, cold model experiments and the corresponding numerical simulations were carried out to investigate the gas-slag-metal interaction inside an 80 t BOF converter. The effects of the operation parameters, such as inlet pressure, slag thickness and slag viscosity on the multiphase interaction have been studied. It has been found that the cavity profile is closely related to the operational conditions. The cavity depth increases with an increase in oxygen inlet pressure, whereas the cavity width is much less affected. The cavity profile is also clearly influenced by the thickness of the slag layer. The influence of slag viscosity on cavity profile is not significant under the present simulation conditions.